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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 91 Views 322 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Practice Test of Economics
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green initiative as a targeted market to increase product loyalty and overall profit margarine.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 41 Downloads
Economic Incentives in Our Community
Students examine positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities. They recognize that incentives encourage people to make choices and analyze several examples. Then they discuss how different people react differently to an incentive.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 18 Downloads
Economic Goals and Measuring Activity
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. Vocabulary, mythconceptions, and an optional class activity are included.
9th - 10th Math 26 Views 72 Downloads
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and entrepreneurship.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 69 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions.
6th - 8th Math 45 Views 111 Downloads
The Economic Way of Thinking - About Everything
Students write their definitions of economics on index cards and revise them as the activity continues. They discuss the principles of economic reasoning and after completing a quiz, use economic reasoning to solve "real life" mysteries.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 28 Downloads
Economic Incentives in our Community
Young scholars identify positive and negative economic incentives in their community and determine the purpose for these incentives. They brainstorm to create a new economic incentive that will help community, explain what it is, and discuss whether they think the incentive will influence people's behavior.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students examine the economic and political challenges the past six presidents have faced during their terms of office, and how those challenges may or may not have impacted their chances for re-election. They create campaign slogans both for and against the presidents researched in class based on the economic and political climate at the time of their elections.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 40 Downloads
Read a narrative describing various types of trade restrictions, and then engage in a debate about a new tariff. Critical thinkers will evaluate arguments to determine who benefits and who is hurt by the new tariff. Consider assigning each learner a side to argue for.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 50 Downloads
EconMovies 1: Star Wars (Scarcity, Choices, and Exchange)
Scarcity, choices, and the fundamentals of economics... in Star Wars! Here is a highly entertaining and incredibly informative video that uses several clips from the Star Wars to explain how economists make assumptions. The video also reviews key concepts such as voluntary and involuntary exchange, benefits and costs, and the invisible hand.
7 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Economics: Inventive Incentive
Students differentiate between positive and negative employee incentives and develop sets of them for an imaginary business. In pairs, they complete an interactive project for starting a business and supporting it with incentives. They exchange their business plans with other classmates and critique them.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads